Lemon Lime Dracaena | Dracaena fragrans 'Lemon Lime'

Lemon Lime Dracaena | Dracaena fragrans 'Lemon Lime'

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The Dracaena Lemon Lime, boasting beautiful yellow and green striped leaves, is an easy-to-care, air-purifying houseplant that will brighten up your living space.  Growing Pot Size: 10cm Key Information Other Common Names: ‘Lemon Lime’, ‘Dracaena fragrans’, ‘Dragon Tree’,  Binomial Name: Dracaena deremensis Gorgeous variegation that will brighten up your living...
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Lemon Lime Dracaena | Dracaena fragrans 'Lemon Lime'

The Dracaena Lemon Lime, boasting beautiful yellow and green striped leaves, is an easy-to-care, air-purifying houseplant that will brighten up your living space. 

Growing Pot Size: 10cm

Key Information

  • Other Common Names: ‘Lemon Lime’, ‘Dracaena fragrans’, ‘Dragon Tree’, 
  • Binomial Name: Dracaena deremensis
  • Gorgeous variegation that will brighten up your living space
  • Thrives in medium to bright indirect sunlight
  • Growing pot size: 10cm


Dracaena Lemon Lime belongs to Asparagaceae (the asparagus plant family) and it’s identifiable by its stunning broad leaves with lemony green edges. As the plant grows, it loses its initial leaves and forms bright green variegated foliage similar to corn stalks. 

Highly fragrant flowers

Dracaena Lemon Lime plants rarely produce flowers. However, they may produce small, almost invisible white flowers when given indirect sunlight in summer. These flowers are highly fragrant, giving Dracaena Lemon Lime its name ‘Dracaena fragrans’.

Lemon Lime Dracaena: It’s good for you! 

According to NASA, Dracaena plants play a vital role in air purification: The NASA Clean Air Plant Study indicated the plant aided the removal of indoor pollutants such as formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.

Where does it come from?

Dracaena Lemon Lime is native to tropical Africa.

PlantX top tip: Regularly dusting the leaves of your Dracaena will help it photosynthesize properly and look its healthiest!

How to care for your Dracaena: 

  • Light: Medium to bright indirect light
  • Water: Water when the top 5cm of the soil feel dry
  • Soil: Loose, well-drained potting mix; loamy soil amended with peat moss
  • Intolerances: Too much or too little sunlight
  • Fertilizer: Fertilize once a month with an organic houseplant fertilizer; best when fertilized spring through fall
  • Humidity: normal (about 40% - 60%) humidity levels
  • Temperature: 21°-24° C
  • Propagation: Usually propagated by stem cutting. 
  • Repotting: For smaller desktop plants, every 12-18 months, and or larger floor plants, every 18-24 months.

Toxicity: Toxic to both cats and dogs, due to ‘saponin’, a chemical compound that is found in the plant. 

Dracaena - Common Problems:

Drying and browning of the lower leaves

Drying and browning of the lower leaves are common among Dracaena plants. Prune these leaves with a clean pair of shears to keep your plant looking its best!

Leaves have brown tips and discoloration.

This is most often a sign of overwatering. Allow the soil to completely dry out before you water the plant again and reduce the amount of water you are giving it. Alternately, this can also be a sign of too much chlorine in the water your Dracaena is receiving. In this case, you can try using distilled water.

Leaves turning yellow

Usually accompanied by new growth falling, yellow leaves are an indication of overwatering. If you notice this happening, leave your dracaena to dry out fully and then reduce watering going forward.

Leaves appear dull and stained with brown and yellow spots

Diseases like fluoride toxicity and leaf spots make the fresh, vibrant leaves of the plant dull and dark, stained with yellow, brown leaf spots and brown tips of the leaves. 

The best treatment is identifying the source of fluoride and eliminating it, and carefully pruning away any leaves with spots. This means doing an early repotting and possibly changing the type of soil or water you’re using.

Common Pests: spider mites and mealybugs. 

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

How do I tell when my Dracaena needs water? 

The easiest way to tell if your Dracaena needs water is to feel the soil. If the top 5cm of the soil is dry then your plant is ready for a drink.

How can you tell the difference between overwatering and underwatering?

Determine which by feeling the leaf showing browning: if it feels crispy and light, it is under-watered. If it feels soft and limp, it is overwatered. 

How fast does Dracaena grow?

Dracaena generally grows at a medium rate. When grown indoors, Lemon Lime Dracaena can be expected to grow to be about 1.5 meters tall at maturity, with a spread of 60cm. 

How long can a Dracaena houseplant live?

Under ideal conditions, Dracaena can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

*Decorative pots sold separately

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We can ship to anywhere within Canada. However, it may take longer for you to receive your products if you live in a remote region, such as the Eastern Provinces, especially as we ship from BC.

Please allow up to five business days for your plant to be delivered. If you live in one of the Eastern Provinces, this may take slightly longer, typically around seven business days.

Please also note that tax rates vary dependent on province. These too will be calculated at checkout to comply with provincial laws.

We are happy to return any defective items you may have received. Please get in touch with our customer service team at info@bloomboxclub.ca and they will be more than happy to assist!

If your item is found to be defective or damaged, you will be entitled to a full refund. In many cases, we will not require the item be delivered back to us, however, in some circumstances we may request that this it is. If this is the case, our customer service team will gladly help you through this process.

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

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